The world is a pretty messed up place. It seems like everywhere you look, things are just not working out. People are arguing and fighting with each other. Politics is a big and utter mess. Nobody seems to have the faintest idea how to solve big issues like global warming or racism or inequality. Then
There are lots of different kinds of books. But, given the number of books around, and the complexity of any attempt to categorise them, at the most basic level the writing world is split into two distinct camps. View Full Entry 2
As frequent readers of this blog (and I know there are at least a couple of you) should have realised by now, I like to keep things pretty private. I’m not the sort of person to post every detail about my life into the public domain. I like to keep that little space for me
Over the last few weeks, they’ve been playing back all the Harry Potter films on TV. This isn’t such a big deal. After all, those movies seem to be on a constant repeat schedule. Pick a week, any week, throughout the year and there’s a good chance you’ll find a Harry Potter movie somewhere.
I think a big part of being a writer is being able to see more than there is. It’s being able to look at the world and detect the undercurrents, reading in between the lines of reality if you like. There’s one particular example I always think of that illustrates the idea perfectly.